By Stephanie Slingerland, Senior Director of Philanthropy and Social Impact
Our company announced today it has donated more than 2.1 million servings of cereal and snacks to people impacted by recent natural disasters in the United States.
Across the South, truckloads of our food have been provided to communities impacted by Hurricanes Laura and Sally.
Hurricane Laura was the strongest hurricane on record by wind speed to make landfall in Louisiana when it struck on Aug. 20. Three weeks later, Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama. Its size and strength forced New Orleans residents to evacuate in the midst of cleanup efforts after Laura.
Meanwhile, our food has also been donated to Convoy of Hope to support residents in California and Oregon that continue to evacuate as wildfires scorch millions of acres in both states.
We’re heartbroken by the devastation these hurricanes and wildfires have caused. Because our food is shelf-stable, it provides important nourishment and comfort for people who have been impacted. We will continue to work closely with our partners to help residents in the weeks ahead.
These food donations are part of Kellogg’s Better Days global commitment to help end hunger and create Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. If you’d like to make a personal donation to relief efforts, please visit www.feedingamerica.org.